Some Freezing Fog Tonight… Warmer By Christmas.. Tuesday Forecast Update – 4:30pm #alwx @wvua23
December 20, 2016 Leave a comment
Good Tuesday afternoon! After a cool day across the area, temperatures are going to drop into the sub-freezing range tonight. The National Weather Service has triggered a Dense Fog advisory for all of central and west Alabama for tonight and early Wednesday. For Cullman County and points north into the Tennessee Valley, a Freezing Fog Advisory has been issued. Given temperatures are expected to drop below freezing roughly along and north of I-20, there could be some light bridge icing where conditions are both foggy and temperatures are below freezing overnight. Allow extra travel time late tonight or early tomorrow morning incase there are some travel hazards in our local area. Widespread bridge icing is not expected in our area, but we’ll be carefully watching conditions overnight.
Temperatures will be warming nicely by mid afternoon on Wednesday, as temperatures reach the upper 50s to near 60s across our area. Expect a gradual return of some sunshine after morning clouds and fog. A weak cold front will pass through the area on Thursday, but rain is unlikely with this front. Highs will only drop back a couple of degrees, with upper 50s on Thursday and Friday. Lows at night will drop into the lower 30s Thursday night, then modify into the lower 40s by Friday night.
A deep southerly flow will develop by Christmas Weekend, allowing for a nice modifying temperature. There could be a few isolated showers on Saturday as the warm front lifts northward across the state. Skies remain mostly cloudy on Saturday and Sunday, with lower to middle 60s for highs on Saturday and lower 70s on Christmas Day. Lows will warm into the middle or upper 50s by Saturday night and Sunday night. The risk of rain on Christmas Day is only at 10%.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist